Hector Ray shares a valuable lesson about commitment.
Are you on the right track, or were you on the right track and now you are back at procrastinating your goals? Have you gone back to having great desires and dreams, but you keep telling yourself, not now? The most valuable lessons lie in committing each day to what I call your “worthy ideal”—in other words, if it’s worth it, you need to just commit and you will get all of the resources needed along the way.
The real value in your “worthy ideal” is that you know it’s worth it. Many times we frame the “worthy ideal” around the acquisition of the things we want and that is strictly secondary. The major reason for committing is to be able to compel yourself to become the person it takes to get there.
Say you want to be a rich. The greatest value to becoming one is actually not the million dollars. Jim Rohn said, “The greatest value is in the skills, knowledge, discipline and leadership qualities you’ll develop in reaching that elevated status.”
What is your response to this question: What kind of person will you have to commit to, to get all you want? Write down the kinds of skills you’ll need to develop and the knowledge you’ll need to gain. Your answers should provide you with the right level of commitment for your personal development. Work on your commitments, they are usually aligned with your “worthy ideals.” Your ability will grow to match your “worthy ideal.” This is the secret sauce in committing. The more you stay committed, the more shows up to help you get there.
You are in the driver’s seat. Imagine that everyone that you meet along the way is there to help you get there as if they were a passenger willing to help you navigate your path. You can commit to anything you want, it’s just easier when its identified within your worthy ideals…
BETTERism: When the goals and commitments are bigger, the better your chances are to encounter the right people and resources in your life.
BETTERism: It’s never too late to set goals, it will feel as if you’ve always had them, the difference lies in knowing that you can set them.
Go out there and unlock what is already yours!
Photo: Flickr/kami rao
Would you like to help us shatter stereotypes about men?
Receive stories from The Good Men Project, delivered to your inbox daily or weekly.